Piers Dunhill & DV Founders Limited (‘Dunhill Ventures’) at Meta Week, EAAS and WOW Summit

DUBAI, May 25, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Piers Dunhill and Alessandra von Bismarck attended the WOW Summit in March of 2023 in Dubai and the EAAS Talk during MetaWeek in the same month, featuring several prominent investors pioneering the future of business. The MetaWeek is a conference that extends the efforts of Dubai's Metaverse strategy, which aims to gather investors to contribute USD 4B to the UAE economy, along with the creation of 40,000 virtual jobs by 2030. The conference is focused on the transformational characteristics of Web 3.0, the evolution of digital assets and blockchain. The attendance of Piers and the Dunhill Ventures Team is indicative of the efforts that are required in present times to diversify client investment portfolios.

Piers Dunhill – Piers Dunhill's Dunhill Ventures Headshot

Piers Dunhill is the great-great-grandson of the prestigious Dunhill Family founded by Sir Alfred Dunhill in 1893. Piers Dunhill's business is across London, Switzerland, and Dubai, and he is an LP and GP in many funds. In addition, Piers manages a global real estate portfolio and is very active in direct investments across multi-asset classes, stages, and geographies. Piers is a regular guest at many international investment bank events and a frequent speaker at family office conferences on climate and ESG investing. Piers Dunhill is committed to ensuring that all his investments result in a positive and sustainable footprint for humanity and the environment. Piers Dunhill has made several strategic partnerships over the years. Piers had a strategic alliance at Dunhill Bismarck with HSH Alessandra von Bismarck.

When we look at the Dunhill Ventures Team, they comprise a mix of carefully handpicked ex-bankers and family office influencers from the family office world, all with individual track records and global reach. Each of the Dunhill Ventures Office Roadshows takes place in the best member clubs in over 40 cities worldwide with a mix of 1-1 meetings and a group event in each city, with each investor introduced being filtered down by ticket size, sector, stage, and geography for direct and non-direct deals.

When asked about his views on the MetaWeek event, Piers commented, "The investment interest in Metaverse and Web 3.0 solutions from corporate entities and private offices and funds from all over the world has been increasing exponentially over the last months. It shows that Metaverse has become extremely valuable. It opens up many possibilities for the venture capital flow, giving a chance for Metaverse to become reality."

Later in the WOW Summit Week, Piers attended the Energy as a Service ("EAAS") panel discussion, which is the third in a series of EAAS impact series hosted by Greg Krzeszowski and involved several named guests like Dereck Alexander Jon Hoogenkamp, Vlatko Gigov and Valerie Hawley. Piers Dunhill and Bismarck were part of a panel discussion in the later stages of MetaWeek with the same personalities entitled "Scaling Up Sustainable Investment Through Blockchain & AI".

When asked about Dunhill Ventures' future plans, Piers shared that his Investors are participating in developing infrastructure projects in the UK, with Piers' partners having a high gross development value. One of these projects is the vertical growth of residential and commercial spaces in Tier 2 UK train stations and the under-utilized land in their immediate vicinity to combat the affordable housing crisis in the UK. Piers has partnered up with a large PE group and they are developing several tv shows to launch in 2024 around the personal lives of the Dunhill Venture's team and global business.

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Chairman at Dunhill Ventures

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World Blockchain Summit Returns to Singapore: Bringing Together Global Crypto Leaders and Innovators

SINGAPORE, May 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Following its highly successful flagship event held in Dubai in March of this year, the World Blockchain Summit is set to return to Singapore.

Scheduled for 13,14 July 2023, The World Blockchain Summit Singapore aims to bring together investors, enterprises, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs to explore collaboration and investment opportunities and to stay abreast of the latest developments and advancements in the field of blockchain technology.

In recent years, Singapore has emerged as a leading hub for blockchain and cryptocurrency development. The country’s favorable regulatory environment, robust infrastructure, and highly skilled workforce have attracted numerous blockchain-based startups and established players in the industry. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been supportive of the industry, providing a clear regulatory framework for digital assets and establishing initiatives to promote blockchain development.

Given the favorable conditions for blockchain innovation and development in Singapore, the upcoming World Blockchain Summit in Singapore presents a unique opportunity for blockchain entrepreneurs, startups, and individuals seeking to advance their businesses through the blockchain. The summit will offer a platform for accessing funding opportunities and expert guidance, enabling attendees to take their businesses to the next level.

#WBSSingapore will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and presentations from leading blockchain experts and visionaries. The agenda will cover several important topics, including:

  • What Web 3.0 means for enterprises
  • NFT Market Overview: Trends & Opportunities
  • Bridging deFi and ceFi
  • Value Creation in the metaverse
  • Looking into The Future of Web3
  • DAOs: A Business-Building Opportunity
  • Digital Asset Solutions for Business
  • Regulation of Crypto Assets
  • The Big Picture: Market Outlook for 2023

The event comprises:

  • A space for exhibiting ground-breaking projects.
  • A designated area for investors to explore potential deals.
  • Opportunities to network with prominent figures and pioneers in the industry.

Singapore boasts over 400 blockchain-related firms, and with the proliferation of decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), investors are increasingly seeking opportunities in Web3 startups and projects. Our goal at World Blockchain Summit Singapore is to bridge the gap between investors and startups by introducing them to innovative projects and founders. We believe that this platform will help bridge the gap between investors and startups in the blockchain space, and contribute to the growth of this exciting industry.” – Naveen Bharadwaj, Group CEO of Trescon.

Registration for the World Blockchain Summit Singapore is now open, and early bird tickets are available for a limited time. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the world’s most exciting blockchain and crypto event of the year.

About World Blockchain Summit (WBS)

World Blockchain Summit (WBS) is a part of Trescon, a rapidly growing company that organizes emerging tech events. It aims to support the growth of Web 3.0 globally. The management team has over 20 years of experience managing successful conferences, expos, and summits. Additionally, WBS works with web 3.0 industry leaders and innovators as advisors to ensure alignment with current market trends and needs.

WBS is the world’s longest-running blockchain, crypto, and web 3.0-focused summit series. Since our inception in 2017, we have hosted more than 20 editions in 11 countries as we strived to create the ultimate networking and deal flow platform for the Web 3.0 ecosystem. Each edition brings together global leaders and emerging startups in the space, including investors, developers, IT leaders, entrepreneurs, government authorities, and others.

To book your tickets, visit: bit.ly/pr_booktickets

For inquiries, Contact: comms@worldblockchainsummit.com

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Travelzoo META Opens for Founding Members

NEW YORK / PARIS / TOKYO, May 11, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The future of travel is here. After months of anticipation, Travelzoo META, a members-only service offering groundbreaking Metaverse travel experiences, is now accepting its first one million Founding Members. Launched by Travelzoo(R) (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, Travelzoo META will give Founding Members the opportunity to be the first to experience travel in the Metaverse.

Travelzoo META's experiences are intended to allow its members to explore hard-to-reach corners of the world, like summiting Mount Everest, or travel back in time – to Ancient Rome, perhaps. They can also discover new spaces beyond imagination. All this is possible using a mobile or desktop device and a simple browser. Travelzoo META members can use their existing device as a portal to a whole new dimension.

With sign-ups now open, Travelzoo META invites those who share a vision of a world that ebbs and flows as far as the mind wanders to become Founding Members. Each Founding Member will be entitled to one of the world's first personality-based, emotionally-driven Travel Companions (NFTs). To match their personal Metaverse travel style, Founding Members will be invited to pick their one-of-a-kind Travel Companion from an interactive gallery of one million unique NFTs. No two Travel Companions are the same. Once a Founding Member claims their special Travel Companion, no one else can travel with it in the Metaverse.

Represented as fantastical animals, the Travel Companions signify a world with no limitations, cages, bars, or borders. They encourage a freedom to enjoy a life of adventure brimming with extraordinary experiences.

"Travelzoo META is the future of travel," said Arveena Ahluwalia, General Manager of Travelzoo META. "Not only does it remove limitations of physical ability and imagination, but it also allows us to bring people closer together through shared experiences."

Social connection is one of the largest drivers of interest in the Metaverse, according to a study by global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Travelzoo META members will be able to share experiences alongside their loved ones – no matter where in the world they are – or make new connections with likeminded travelers.

Travelzoo META Founding Members will not just be the first to experience the future of travel in the Metaverse; they also get to shape it. Founding Members can test beta experiences and share their feedback, contributing to how future Metaverse travel experiences are imagined.

Travelzoo META Founding Membership is limited to one million members. To be part of the future of travel, visit http://meta.travelzoo.com.


What is Travelzoo META?
Travelzoo META is a paid members-only service offering groundbreaking Metaverse travel experiences.

What kind of experiences will Travelzoo META provide?
Travelzoo META's experiences are intended to allow its members to explore hard-to-reach corners of the world, like summiting Mount Everest, or travel back in time – to Ancient Rome, perhaps. They can also discover new spaces beyond imagination.

Will I need special equipment to enjoy these experiences?
Travelzoo META can be accessed via a simple browser. This means members can enjoy experiences with a mobile or desktop device.

Can I participate in the experiences with my friends or family?
Totally. This is one of the cool things about traveling in the Metaverse. You can enjoy the experiences with others or by yourself, whatever you choose.

In which countries is Travelzoo META available?
We plan to make Travelzoo META available in all countries.

What is Travelzoo META Founding Membership?
Founding Members are those who share our vision of a world that ebbs and flows as far as the mind wanders. Founding Members receive perks for being early adopters and have a say in shaping our Metaverse travel experiences.

What are the benefits of becoming a Founding Member?
Each Founding Member of Travelzoo META will be invited to choose one of the world's first personality-based, emotionally-driven Travel Companions (NFTs) that match their own unique Metaverse travel style. No two Travel Companions are the same. Founding Members will also be the first to test beta experiences, and be able to vote and shape future experiences.

Is there a cost to become a Founding Member?
There is an activation fee of USD 20 (or foreign currency equivalent) to become a Founding Member. This does not include future subscription fees.

Why is Travelzoo META Founding Membership limited to one million members?
Only one million unique Travel Companions have been authorized. Founding Members are part of shaping future experiences, and we can only invite one million members to participate.

Will Travelzoo META's experiences be exclusive?
Yes. Cutting-edge creators will create experiences just for Travelzoo META members.

Who will provide Travelzoo META's travel experiences?
Travelzoo META has relationships with cutting-edge creators around the globe.

Are the travel experiences going to be like those in the video teaser?
The scenes in the teaser are a glimpse of what potential Travelzoo META experiences will be like. The actual experiences will be more varied – and beyond your imagination!

What do I pack for traveling in the Metaverse?
You can't go wrong with jeans and chunky sneakers. It's the accessories that matter. Pack some nice jewelry or a pair of gladiator sandals in case you're invited to a bacchanalian feast in Ancient Rome. A hat and scarf might come in handy if you find yourself at the chilly top of Mount Everest. Oh, and pack snacks. Your Travel Companion will thank you.

Who can I be in the Metaverse?
You can be whoever you want to be.

Is Travelzoo META part of Travelzoo's existing service?
No. Travelzoo META is a completely new and different offering. Travelzoo will continue to provide its members with exclusive offers and experiences in the real world.

Who is in charge of running Travelzoo META?
Travelzoo META's General Manager Arveena Ahluwalia has always had a keen interest in space and traveling to places beyond the imagination. This interest was further enhanced when NASA/Stanford University funded her Master's degree to participate in the Gravity Probe B satellite experiment on Einstein's theory of general relativity.

How do I learn more about Travelzoo META?
Find the latest updates on Travelzoo META and how you can become a member at http://meta.travelzoo.com.

About Travelzoo META

Travelzoo META is a paid members-only service offering groundbreaking Metaverse travel experiences. Working in partnership with cutting-edge creators, we have access to the latest immersive experiences that are intended to allow members to explore hard-to-reach corners of the world, travel back in time, or discover new spaces beyond imagination.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intended", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

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Travelzoo META is a trademark of Travelzoo.

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Crypto Oasis Ecosystem Report 2023: Identifies 1,800+ Organisations in the Thriving UAE Web3 Space

DUBAI, May 8, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The UAE's crypto ecosystem continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, with over 1,800 organisations currently identified as of Q1 2023, according to the second edition of the Crypto Oasis Ecosystem Report. The report, developed in collaboration with the DLT Science Foundation and Roland Berger, one of the leading management consultancies, offers a comprehensive summary of the UAE's Blockchain evolution driven by Web3, cryptographic, and Blockchain technologies. Roland Berger also exclusively contributed with three thought leadership articles that are exclusively published in the report.

– Get an in-depth look at the world's fastest growing Blockchain ecosystem in the newly launched spring edition of the report at the Dubai FinTech Summit 2023
– The report provides a comprehensive breakdown of the ecosystem's main elements, including Governments & Associations, Startups & Projects, Investors & Collectors, Service Providers, Corporates, and Education & Research
– Of the total number of organisations, native ones make up 70.24% (1,270 organisations), while non-native ones account for 29.76% (538 organizations)
– The report was produced in partnership with the DLT Science Foundation, a global nonprofit organization newly established to bring together top academic institutions, industry leaders and developers to further society's adoption of DLT and other exponential technologies, and Roland Berger, the leading management consultancy with a strong expertise in Digital Assets, Web3 and Metaverse. Roland Berger exclusively published three thought leader point of views as part of the report
– Additionally, the report features an in-depth regional analysis of the UAE by leading blockchain data platform Chainalysis

The report, which was launched during the Dubai FinTech Summit organised by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), highlights that more than 8650 professionals currently work in organisations within the Crypto, Blockchain, Metaverse, and Web3 Ecosystem of the UAE, representing a 4.2 percent increase from Q4 2022. The report is divided into six parts, including Governments & Associations, Startups & Projects, Investors & Collectors, Service Providers, Corporates, and Education & Research.

Native organisations account for 70.24% (1,270 organisations) of the total number, while non-native organisations account for 29.76% (538 organisations). During Q1 2023 alone, over 150 new organisations were identified, bringing in more than 350 new professionals to the thriving ecosystem. Approximately 72.8 percent (roughly 6,301) of these individuals work for native Blockchain organisations, while the remaining 27.2 percent (approximately 2,350) work for non-native companies.

"The second edition of the Crypto Oasis Ecosystem Report is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the Web3 space and will be an essential tool for policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs looking to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain technology," said Saqr Ereiqat, co-founder of Crypto Oasis. "The report is a result of comprehensive research undertaken by the Crypto Oasis Research team, which involved an in-depth analysis of the UAE Web3 Ecosystem."

Paolo Tasca, co-Founder and chairman at the DLT Science Foundation, said, "At the DLT Science Foundation, we are keen to reach out into and connect with the fastest growing Web3 Ecosystem in the world! This report provides a unique market analysis of the crypto and Web3 key players in the UAE. We are glad to have contributed to it."

Pierre Samaties, Partner at Roland Berger Middle East and leading the Global Digital Assets, Web3 and Metaverse practice, said, "The growth of the UAE Digital Asset and Web3 ecosystem is very impressive. It is driven by forward looking regulation, a welcoming talent immigration environment and a remarkable appetite from government and institutions to adopt the many opportunities the technology brings."

The report also contains insightful thought leadership articles from major players in the industry, including , Circle, Citigroup, DIFC, DMCC, GenTwo, QORPO, Pulse World, Ripple, Securrency, State Street, Tokengate, Venom, Virtua and Yield App. Additionally, the report features a detailed regional analysis of the UAE by Blockchain data platform Chainalysis.

Suzana Obradovic, Regional Director Middle East and Africa at Chainalysis, said, "We are excited to bring our blockchain data insights to the Crypto Oasis Ecosystem Report. The launch of the report, already in its second edition, marks an important milestone in the growth of the Web3 ecosystem in the UAE. By building out comprehensive regulation and embracing future technologies, the UAE has made itself very attractive to Web3 enthusiasts looking to establish themselves in the region."

You can download the report at www.cryptooasis.ae/report

About Crypto Oasis

The Crypto Oasis is a MENA focused Blockchain Ecosystem headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The core elements needed for its growth are Talent, Capital, and Infrastructure. The Ecosystems stakeholders include Investors & Collectors, Start-Ups & Projects, Corporates, Science & Research Institutions, Service Providers and Government Entities & Associations. Crypto Oasis' vision is to be one of the leading Blockchain Ecosystems in the world. Today it is the fastest growing Blockchain Ecosystem in the world, with more than 1,800+ organisations identified in the UAE alone with more than 8,650 individuals working in the space. www.cryptooasis.ae

About DLT Science Foundation

The DLT Science Foundation (DSF) is committed to address grand challenges by adopting and promoting distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and other exponential digital technologies. The DSF achieves this aim by empowering education, innovation, and research through its academic network and partnerships with industry leaders. The DSF expands knowledge transfer from academia to industry, promoting a stable adoption of DLT in business, government and society. Our foundation operates as a global, decentralised entity, much like the technology we promote. A network of world-leading experts from around the world pools their knowledge and expertise to deliver the DSF's vision. The DSF team works tirelessly to further its mission, supporting educational initiatives, empowering researchers, and acting as a hub for startups, universities, and knowledge-transfer institutions. The foundation stimulates innovation through activities such as hackathons, commercialising research, and much more. www.dltscience.org

About Roland Berger

Roland Berger is the only management consultancy of European heritage with a strong international footprint. As an independent firm, solely owned by our Partners, we operate 51 offices in all major markets. Our 3000 employees offer a unique combination of an analytical approach and an empathic attitude. Driven by our values of entrepreneurship, excellence and empathy, we at Roland Berger are convinced that the world needs a new sustainable paradigm that takes the entire value cycle into account. Working in cross-competence teams across all relevant industries and business functions, we provide the best expertise to meet the profound challenges of today and tomorrow. www.rolandberger.com

For more information contact:
Faisal Zaidi
Crypto Oasis

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Dubai Fintech Summit Welcomes Crypto Oasis as Web3 Ecosystem Partner

DUBAI, UAE, May 4, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Dubai Fintech Summit is proud to announce its partnership with Crypto Oasis as the official Web3 Ecosystem partner for the upcoming summit, which will take place on 8th and 9th May 2023.

The Crypto Oasis is a MENA focused Blockchain Ecosystem headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The core elements needed for its growth are Talent, Capital, and Infrastructure. The Ecosystems stakeholders include Investors & Collectors, Start-Ups & Projects, Corporates, Science & Research Institutions, Service Providers and Government Entities & Associations. Crypto Oasis' vision is to be one of the leading Blockchain Ecosystems in the world. Today it is the fastest growing Blockchain Ecosystem in the world, with more than 1,650+ organisations identified in the UAE alone with more than 8,300+ individuals working in the space.

As the official Web3 Ecosystem partner, Crypto Oasis will play a vital role in shaping the discussion around emerging technologies and their impact on the fintech industry. Attendees can expect to learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry and gain insights into the latest trends and developments.

Through this partnership, Crypto Oasis will have a significant presence at Dubai Fintech Summit. Attendees can expect to see Crypto Oasis representatives participating in various panel discussions throughout the event. In addition, Crypto Oasis will be be launching the second edition of their UAE Crypto Oasis Ecosystem Report which is the first report of its kind for the UAE blockchain space, providing unique insights into the fastest growing blockchain ecosystem in the world.

"Initiatives like the Dubai Fintech week underline Dubai's aspiration to be the fintech capital of the world. Fintech is an important cornerstone of every WEB3 ecosystem, like the Crypto Oasis," said Ralf Glabischnig, Founder, Crypto Oasis. "We have now developed two of the worlds leading ecosystems in WEB3, Switzerland and UAE and strong partners like DIFC are important partners to scale them!"

Dubai Fintech Summit is one of the premier events in the fintech industry, bringing together leaders from around the world to discuss the latest trends and developments. With a focus on innovation and emerging technologies, Dubai Fintech Summit is the perfect platform to showcase the latest advancements in Web3 Ecosystems.

The Dubai FinTech Summit will take place at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Visitors can now purchase tickets (bit.ly/42GUeav) for the Dubai FinTech Summit, with special prices available till 30th April 2023. For more information about Dubai Fintech Summit or to register for the event, please visit the official website at www.dubaifintechsummit.ae

About Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world's most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and an estimated GDP of USD 8 trillion.

With a close to 20-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.

DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region's largest financial ecosystem of over 36,000 professionals working across over 4,300 active registered companies — making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.

The Centre's vision is to drive the future of finance through cutting-edge technology, innovation, and partnerships. Today, it is the global future of finance and innovation hub offering one of the region's most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.

Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai's most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations. 

For further information, please visit our website: difc.ae, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @DIFC. 

About Crypto Oasis

The Crypto Oasis is a MENA focused Blockchain Ecosystem headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The core elements needed for its growth are Talent, Capital, and Infrastructure. The Ecosystems stakeholders include Investors & Collectors, Start-Ups & Projects, Corporates, Science & Research Institutions, Service Providers and Government Entities & Associations. Crypto Oasis' vision is to be one of the leading Blockchain Ecosystems in the world. Today it is the fastest growing Blockchain Ecosystem in the world, with more than 1,800+ organisations identified in the UAE alone with more than 10,000+ individuals working in the space. www.cryptooasis.ae

About Trescon

Trescon is the world's fastest-growing business-to-business events, training, marketing and consulting company primarily focused on the adoption of sustainability, inclusive leadership and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, metaverse, cloud, fintech, data analytics and cyber security.

Our summits, conferences, and expos create real economic impact by connecting and empowering the key ecosystem of government organizations, regulators, policymakers, private sector companies, solution providers, startups, investors, accelerators, advisors, consultants, associations, academia and more.

Thought leadership, knowledge exchange, brand positioning, business expansion, market penetration, lead generation, finding solutions & services, capital raising, capacity building, training and networking are among the key objectives of our stakeholders.

With the help of our 250+ employees across offices in 6 countries, several of our clients have quadrupled their leads, shortened sales cycles by half or less, entered markets three times faster, closed deals within unimaginable timelines and grown their businesses ultimately.
Whether you are an organization or an individual, Trescon has something to offer you.

For further details about the announcement, please contact:
Nupur Aswani
Head – Media, PR and Corporate Communications, Trescon
+91 95559 15156 | media@tresconglobal.com
For further information : please visit – Trescon (www.tresconglobal.com)

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Lumerin Launches Public Testnet for Decentralized Bitcoin Mining Hashpower Marketplace

CHICAGO, IL, Apr 27, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Lumerin, a new Web3 datastream routing protocol, today launched the public testnet for the Lumerin Hashpower Marketplace (https://lumerin.io/marketplace/), a first-of-its-kind decentralized application for the buying and selling of Bitcoin mining capacity. This initial beta demonstrates the early capabilities of the marketplace, which will enable both miners and non-miners alike to participate in Bitcoin mining via smart contracts on the Ethereum network.

Ryan Condron, co-founder of Lumerin

The primary objective of the launch's initial testing phase is to improve the Marketplace and identify potential enhancements in user experience. Marketplace testers, who will have the opportunity to earn bitcoin for their efforts, are encouraged to exercise caution should they participate in this public beta.

Marketplace to Broaden Access to Mining While Helping Professionals Manage Capacity Lumerin Hashpower Marketplace will provide miners with additional flexibility and control over their operations, while unlocking greater liquidity and access to Bitcoin mining capacity across the globe.

Within the marketplace, miners will be able to create contracts to buy hashpower like any other asset, setting the price, speed, and duration of the contract as required. This unlocks much-needed opportunities for efficient capacity planning and risk-management strategies.

At the same time, participants will not need to own mining equipment to participate — they will be able to buy hashpower contracts just like the professional miners.

Details on the Testnet Launch

This will be a phased launch in order to ensure the integrity and security of the marketplace's hashpower contracts.

Particularly at this early stage, testers are strongly encouraged to read the instructions (https://lumerin.gitbook.io/lumerin-hashpower-marketplace/) for the Lumerin Wallet and Hashpower Marketplace. These instructions not only cover Wallet installation but network configuration as well. In the initial phase, users will only be able to purchase hashpower through the marketplace and connect to their mining pool account.

Beta testers who are registered on the Lumerin Explorer Program–you can still sign up using this link (https://lumerin.io/explorer-program)–are now able to access the Marketplace and purchase hashpower using Ethereum Sepolia Testnet LMR tokens (sLMR). We migrated to Sepolia because there are increasing concerns with the stability of the Goerli testnet which is being deprecated later this year. These are obtained for free via the Lumerin "faucet," an automated distribution mechanism that sends the tokens to the users upon request.

During the testnet phase starting today, all marketplace users can exchange Lumerin testnet tokens to purchase real Bitcoin mining hashpower provided by the Lumerin team. Then, they can point that hashpower to a mining pool account, earning Bitcoin just as they would if they were directing their own hardware's hashpower to that pool.

Looking forward to mainnet release, Lumerin will onboard strategic mining partners to provide hashrate contracts on the platform.

"Conversations about the centralization of Bitcoin mining power have too long obscured the need to distribute control of that mining power through market forces," said Ryan Condron, co-founder of Lumerin. "With the testnet launch, the Lumerin Hashpower Marketplace will offer a glimpse into what a future of liquid, globally distributed control of Bitcoin mining could look like."

"Lumerin has had a remarkable journey — from a novel idea for solving the centralization issues in Bitcoin mining to today's real-world testnet deployment," said Matthew Roszak, co-founder and chairman of Lumerin partner Bloq. "Lumerin shifts the discussion of Bitcoin hashpower from one of mere geography to one of control and ownership across borders, further fulfilling the promise of a 24/7/365 future of finance."

About Lumerin

Lumerin is a decentralized Web3 data stream routing protocol that enables users to own, transfer, and exchange data through blockchain networks using smart contracts.
The Lumerin Hashpower Marketplace aims to be the first dApp leveraging this technology to make Bitcoin hashrate a liquid financial asset, allowing for peer-to-peer, decentralized hashrate trading across the globe.

Website: https://lumerin.io/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hellolumerin
Medium: https://medium.com/lumerin-blog
Telegram: https://t.me/LumerinOfficial

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BREATHE! Convention Expands Event Experience with Date and Location Change to September 2023 at World Market Center Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV, Apr 20, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – BREATHE! (https://breatheconvention.com) Convention, the premier event for emerging technology and digital transformation, has announced a date and location change for its upcoming convention.

Originally scheduled for May 3-5, 2023, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the event now takes place from September 13-15, 2023 at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. This change embodies the ongoing commitment of BREATHE! to connect ever-expanding possibilities and provide additional unique and custom sponsorship opportunities and empower attendees and participants to embrace the future of work and humanity.

"We were offered a plethora of unique experiences that were simply not available in May," said Shawn Willis, CEO and Co-Founder of BREATHE! Convention. "Our choice was clear. We either run a good event or an incredible event. With our move to September at the World Market Center, we are supercharging our community relationship building between exhibitors, sponsors, and anticipated attendees. This means scaling up extraordinary education, experience, and entertainment opportunities pre, during, and post-event."

"As a sponsor to BREATHE!, this move in dates and location really gives us more time to prepare," said Emil Ljesnjanin, Founder & CEO of NFT-TiX. "As I've said before, you don't rush to perfection. You cannot rush a convention of this scale, and we know a move like this only means better showcasing experiences, which means better opportunities for businesses and adopters to fully understand and apply this mind-blowing technology into their everyday needs."

With Web3, AI, Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, Metaverse, NFTs, and VR and AR technology set for showcasing within the state-of-the-art facilities at the World Market Center, attendees can expect a more comprehensive agenda of educators and subject matter experts to fully unravel the digital transformation taking place around the world.

"t quickly became apparent that BREATHE! was a bigger endeavor than any of us could possibly imagine," said Vincent, Founder of Digital Nativ. "With the increasing demand of educators and networking opportunities, it was obvious BREATHE! needed to move venues to fully form its vision into reality. So many Web3 and Blockchain players like HIVE, NFT-TiX, and MetaKeep have already begun collaborating with one another around the globe thanks to BREATHE!"

Unique experiences are set to fully develop with BREATHE!, including the expansive launch of the BREATHE! App, allowing followers of the event to participate in activities and community-driven efforts for exclusive rewards, and the building of live metaverse integration with BREATHE! for the full effects of virtual reality and augmented reality in the BREATHE! experience.

The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas boasts over 315,000 square feet of space, with modern amenities and technology to ensure a seamless and successful event. As an internationally recognized event venue, it attracts visitors from around the globe, providing BREATHE! Convention with an unrivaled level of prestige and exposure.

With this move, BREATHE! has also built a strategic alliance with The Green Label Expo, an event dedicated to expanding the CBD and alternative products marketplace. BREATHE! and Green Label Expo are set to run side-by-side, meaning professional attendees and participants from both the tech and CBD adjacent worlds can come together for a wider variety of unmatched networking and educational opportunities.

Unique and custom sponsorship opportunities are currently available for inquiry directly on the BREATHE! website (https://breatheconvention.com/discovery-call/).

Visit www.breatheconvention.com for more information on how to register to attend this empowering experience to prepare for the future of work and humanity.


Taking place on September 13-15, 2023 at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, BREATHE! Convention is an emerging tech event designed to empower you to learn, apply, and thrive with digital transformations in Web3, AI, Blockchain, Metaverse, AR/VR, NFT technology, and more!

Visit www.breatheconvention.com to secure your ticket to attend and inquire for exhibiting and sponsoring opportunities. BREATHE! is active on social media, providing the latest news and updates to the event.

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Get Lifetime Access to Aura Skypool in Dubai With Rare FND

DUBAI, UAE, Apr 10, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Rare FND, a revolutionary crowdsourcing platform that's built on the blockchain, is excited to announce the launch of its crowdsourcing campaign to celebrate the entry of AURA Skypool into the metaverse. AURA Skypool is a one-of-a-kind virtual experience that allows users to enter a breathtaking digital universe where they can socialize, relax and have fun. It is the world's highest 360 degrees infinity pool, and will now be made available to everyone through a digital space created in the Metaverse.

The AURA Skypool is set to be a game-changing attraction in the metaverse, offering visitors the chance to experience the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. The AURA Skypool will be the first of its kind, featuring a stunning infinity pool with breathtaking views of the virtual cityscape. The move into the Metaverse allows visitors to experience the sunrise or sunset, watch celebratory fireworks, attend dynamic wellness classes and capture incredible selfies with unobstructed panoramic views.

"We are thrilled to be launching the Rare FND Crowdsourcing campaign to support AURA Skypool entry into the metaverse," said Ryan Howells, CEO of Rare FND. "With this, we are providing an opportunity for individuals to be a part of the future of luxury virtual experiences and to support the growth of the metaverse."

To celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking virtual world, Rare FND is hosting a launch event that will be open to anyone who has contributed to the campaign . The event will be held in May, 2023, at the AURA Skypool Dubai. Attendees will be able to experience the beauty and grandeur of the AURA Skypool first-hand and get a taste of what the Metaverse has to offer.

The launch event will be open only for those who have contributed to the Rare FND Crowdsourcing campaign. There are several ways of contributing to the event, starting from a $25 contribution level to a $50,000 contribution level. A $25 contribution will enable you to attend the launch event in the metaverse while a minimum contribution of $300 will provide you with an exclusive ticket to the Metaverse launch event at Aura Skypool in Dubai as well as access to the launch in the Metaverse .

Those looking to make a bigger impact with a $50,000 or more contribution to the campaign will receive a VIP lifetime access pass to AURA Skypool Dubai. This includes complimentary access for themselves and a plus one, no booking needed.

This is an opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking digital experience that is sure to take the metaverse by storm.It is the beginning of an exhilarating journey and we look forward to the move in the metaverse .

About Rare FND

Rare FND is a revolutionary Crowdfunding platform that's built on the blockchain, and not only do you receive the initial 10% of your funding goal, backers can also earn rewards on top of investing in your campaign. Rare FND makes crowdfunding for charities and projects easy through innovative leveraged staking technology with NFT delivery solutions for rewards and incentives.

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Raffles College of Higher Education partners 1FAME to provide Web3 platform for Raffles Fashion and Jewellery Designers

SINGAPORE, Apr 6, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Raffles College of Higher Education and 1FAME Pte. Ltd. have entered into a partnership agreement to support Raffles Fashion and Jewellery Designers in the fashion metaverse.

Mr Ong Kai How, Senior Vice President, Raffles College of Higher Education, and Mr James Hong, Chief Executive Officer, 1FAME at the launch of the partnership [L-R]

Raffles will support its students and graduates through the partnership by facilitating access to the 1FAME 'FAshion MEtaverse', where participants can buy, sell, trade and play with diverse digital fashion NFTs. 1FAME will equip Raffles Designers with integrated tools, solutions, knowledge and expertise to support the development of a sustainable metaverse fashion ecosystem.

Access to the 1FAME ecosystem includes FAME Meta Studio & Lab, a platform for designers to transform their traditional designs into digital fashion garments. This is further integrated with FAME Fashion Launchpad, a platform to mint NFTs for digital garments which enables NFT-based IP portfolio development and value creation. These platforms reduce the barriers to launch new designs while providing Web3 solutions for monetisation.

Mr James Hong, 1FAME Chief Executive Officer, said, "As leading fashion brands were among the first to explore NFTs and other Web3 opportunities in the fashion metaverse, it is essential for today's young designers to familiarise themselves with the latest technology platforms that can elevate their work beyond traditional boundaries to phygital worlds."

Having successfully collaborated with South Korean designer brands famous for their collaborations with renowned K-Pop stars and celebrities, FAME 'FA-shion MEtaverse' is turning its attention to up- and-coming designers in Southeast Asia.

Mr Giuseppe (Joe) SPINELLI, Principal at Raffles, said, "Our partnership with 1FAME reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for Raffles Designers while future-proofing our academic courses to stay ahead of the latest industry innovations in Web3."

Following the signing ceremony between Raffles and 1FAME held at Raffles Education's campus, six Raffles Designers entered into a commercial agreement with 1FAME to produce their own digital fashion NFTs in connection with physical garments and real-world experiences.

About Raffles College of Higher Education

Raffles College of Higher Education, formerly known as Raffles Design Institute, was established in 1990 as a design institution dedicated to delivering professional design disciplines of Fashion Design and Marketing, Jewellery Design, Interior Design, Digital Media Design, Animation Design, Video Games Design, Visual Communication Design, and Product Design in Singapore. Its curriculum and pedagogy are designed to be industry-focused and relevant, empowering students to innovate with creativity.

About 1FAME

1FAME is a joint venture between Seoul-based FAME Universe and platform aggregator 1MetaWorld, a member of multidisciplinary professional and specialist services group, ONERHT. 1FAME seeks to support the fashion industry's fight against counterfeiting with Web3 innovation, leveraging NFTs as unique tokens of authenticity and trusted tools for Metaverse e-Commerce. For more details, please visit https://raffles-college.edu.sg and https://www.onefame.xyz

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CMGE Shares Jump Following 2022 Results Announcement; R&D investment increased 69.5%

HONG KONG, Mar 30, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – 2022 was a challenging year for the game industry. Due to the pandemic and gaming regulations, the gaming industry experienced a reduction in both revenue and user scale. In the context of pervasive uncertainties and low expectations, the market has focused on gaming company plans and financial reports.

According to the latest financial report published by CMGE Technology Group Ltd (0302.HK), operating revenue in 2022 was RMB 2,714 million, a year-on-year decrease of 31.4%, with a net loss of RMB 217 million. However, on the day after the financial report was released, CMGE's share price jumped and closed with a one-day increase of 8.78%.

The financial report from CMGE shows that the industry continues to be affected by external factors from previous years, according to analysts. But CMGE's share price bucked that trend, which demonstrates new confidence stemming from the financial report and anticipated business performance.

– Strong operating revenue, with an increase of 69.5% in R&D investment

CMGE earned RMB 2,114 million from its game publishing business, RMB 453 million from its game development, and RMB 147 million from its IP licensing business. In addition, CMGE achieved a gross profit rate of 41.0%, a year-on-year increase of 3.8%, demonstrating the high profitability of its core businesses.

Mr. SIN Hendrick, Executive Director and Vice Chairman of CMGE, explained at the performance meeting that the loss of profits resulted from CMGE's provision of investment impairment and other non-operating expenses of RMB193 million from companies in which CMGE invests. In addition, CMGE's provision of non-operating financial and contractual asset impairments of RMB 137 million was also a factor. If non-operating impairment and other non-operating expenses were not included in financial accounting, CMGE would have achieved profits from its operations in 2022. According to analysts the provision of impairment is based on the prudence principle of accounting and impacts financial results on a one-time basis.

In response to uncertain external factors, gaming companies have focused on cost reductions and efficiency improvements in recent years. CMGE has long been engaged in R&D and continuously increasing investment in this area, while reducing unnecessary costs and improving its gross profit. According to the financial report, CMGE invested RMB 527 million in R&D in 2022, a record year-on-year increase of 69.5%. Meanwhile, R&D personnel reached 650 employees, accounting for 55.8% of CMGE's total staff.

Supported by continuous investment, CMGE has fully implemented its strategy for independent development of quality products, ensuring supplies of such products and laying a solid foundation for the start of its second growth curve. Furthermore, the results achieved by CMGE in game development in 2022 show the company's strong ability to independently develop quality games.

In the first month after its launch in the domestic market, "The King of Fighters: All Stars", a 3D mobile game independently developed and distributed by CMGE, stood at the top of the free games ranking in Chinese mainland's Apple App Store. As of December 31, 2022, "Legend of Sword and Fairy 7", developed and launched by CMGE in the second half of 2021, had seen total sales of more than 510,000 PC units, 210,000 cloud-based units, and 70,000 host units.

Meanwhile, subject to continuous optimization and meticulous management, "The World of Legend – Thunder Empire" and "Legend of Dragon City" and other existing games have been generating recurring income and profit for CMGE as well.

Through developing and maintaining games with strong IP components, CMGE is clearly seeking greater possibilities in global markets.

– Three-year R&D efforts are expected to produce superior results

Xiao Jian, Executive Director, Chairman and CEO of CMGE, said at the performance meeting, "CMGE is making every effort to build the first Chinese-style metaverse-style game with open elements in China – a 'Chinese Paladin: Sword and Fairy World'. We will launch its conceptual PV on April 20 and its real PV on April 27, and implement initial testing around late May and early June this year."

"Sword and Fairy World" was developed for Chinese fans of the franchise by Starry Sky Studio under CMGE based on Chinese Paladin IP. By introducing the model of 'game, entertainment, community, consumption' the game will offer a real-virtual open world for creation and sharing by players. To create Sword and Fairy World a specialized R&D team at CMGE has spent three years and invested heavily to develop such a game independently.

Industry insiders agree that "Sword and Fairy World" is a hotly anticipated game from CMGE for players and investors alike as it boasts major features of a long-term popular gaming brand.

Firstly, developed based on CMGE's Legend of Sword and Fairy IP, the game is naturally expected to be well received by players. According to data, that game has more than 600 million users in China and elsewhere around the world.

Secondly, it is an immersive mythology-based game developed by CMGE after three years of R&D. With eight major technological innovations such as 24-hour lighting, a dynamic weather system, real water flow effects, non-player character (NPC) AI, open world technology, simultaneous online capacity for millions of users, high-definition modeling, multi-dimensional facial graphics, as well as UGC creation tools, it opens a Chinese Paladin world, filling a key gap in this sector. As one of the first partners of ERNIE Bot, CMGE uses AIGC technology for intelligent NPC interaction, marketing, script creation and art production for game R&D, which reduces costs and improves efficiency.

Thirdly, "Sword and Fairy World" focuses on open elements while introducing the latest metaverse elements. In the game, the Chinese Paladin Metaverse provides experiences such as UGC creation, leisure, social entertainment, and virtual performances. "Chinese Paladin: The World" engages players in the construction and development of this metaverse that is independent from the real world.

2023 will mark a milestone for CMGE. With the normalized distribution of games under regulatory supervision, CMGE will release its new products to the market step by step. Since obtaining authorization from gaming authorities, several mobile games, including "Cultivation Fantasy" and "Sword and Fairy: Wen Qing" are scheduled for release in the first half of 2023. More importantly, the launch of CMGE's self-developed game, "Sword and Fairy World" is expected to support future sustainable growth and further improve the company's performance.

In terms of the long-term significance of "Sword and Fairy World", CMGE wishes to implement the concept of 'Games as Platforms'. The company also expects to achieve its strategic vision of incorporating IP-based game ecosystems with own well-known IP brand and the Chinese Paladin Metaverse platform, while building itself into an outstanding gaming company with sustainable growth and popular products.

Focusing on player-centered services and quality products, CMGE is comprehensively developing its own IP-related business and striving to create new areas of growth. As Xiao Jian said, "As long as we concentrate on product development and player services, results will surely be achieved."

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